[Spellyans] glin

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 13:09:58 IST 2009


And that is what it is. I write wàr bedn dewlin for example.

On 16 Apr 2009, at 12:56, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 16 Apr 2009, at 12:45, nicholas williams wrote:
>
>> The basic form is glin < Celtic *glûnes < earlier *gnûnes,  
>> reduplication of the root seen in Latin genu 'knee', Gk gonu  
>> 'knee'. With Cornish glin, cf. Welsh glin, Irish glúin 'knee'.
>> Since the root is for the most part found unstressed in the dual  
>> dewlyn, we sometimes wrongly assume that the basic form is *glyn,  
>> not glin with a long vowel.
>> That the vowel of the simplex is indeed long can be inferred from  
>> the spelling <gleyn> in war ben gleyn PA 56b.
>
> That would mean the spelling in KS should be glin, dewlin.
>
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